Island News

Port Blair, 22 Oct 2014/--/The condition of APWD quarters located near electricity site office at Birdline is in an awful state, to say the least. The quarters have been completely damaged due to poor maintenance. APWD...
Port Blair, 22 Oct 2014/--/With Deepawali - the festival of lights around, there is all pervasive happiness and joy for the people from all walks of life. Deepawali brings about a special exciting occasion especially...
Port Blair, 22 Oct 2014/--/Mr. Atul Biswas, Pradhan, (Independent) Gram Panchayat Vivekanandapur, L/Andaman has joined the INC along with his followers and three PRI members i.e Biswajeet Biswas, Barnali Biswas and...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 21 Oct 2014/--/A local court hearing the Saradha scam today extended the judicial custody of Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen, his close associate Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh till November 3.During hearing in the court of the metropolitan magistrate,...
Kolkata, 21 Oct 2014/--/The Enforcement Directorate, probing the multi-crore Saradha scam, is looking at the possibility of attaching the equipment lying at painter Shuvaprasanna's company studio at Salt Lake in the city. "Today, the ED officials have conducted a survey of the equipment lying at...

Sports News

New Delhi, 22 Oct 2014/--/L. Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by boxing's international governing body for rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semifinal loss at...
Kolkata, 22 Oct 2014/--/Given the form that Atletico de Kolkata are currently enjoying at the top of the table, Sanju Pradhan feels that the pressure will be on FC Goa when the two sides meet on Thursday. "We (Atletico...

Stand Alone

The Devil's Tree (also known as Alstonia kurzii, Chatran in Hindi) Radhanagar beach, in Havelock. Local legend suggests the tree curses those who dama...

Hills (Darjelling) News

DELHI/GANGTOK, 22 Oct 2014/--/Former Indian Football Team captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted into the Asian Football   Confederation Hall of Fame, according to a Press release by All India Football Federation....
Darjeeling, 22 Oct 2014/--/St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling will celebrate 150 years of existence this year and to mark the occasion, old Paulites from different eras from across the globe will be gathering in Darjeeling...
Darjeeling, 22 Oct 2014/--/A 31-member delegation from Thailand will present a bronze Buddha statue to a monastery in Darjeeling on October 26 as part of a philanthropic endeavour. The Thai delegation is scheduled to...

National News

New Delhi, 22 Oct 2014/--/Bollywood's biggest star, Salman Khan's sister is getting married. And obviously it is going to be a huge affair. And if everything goes as planned, it seems that Arpita Khan's wedding ceremony...
New Delhi, 22 Oct 2014/--/Riding high on the electoral successes in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet all MPs of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over tea here...

Business News

New Delhi, 22 Oct 2014/--/CBI on Wednesday arrested a Railway Board official for allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs five lakh from a Mumbai-based tour operator for adding coaches in trains for tourist purposes. CBI...
New Delhi, 22 Oct 2014/--/Essar Steel Algoma, the Canadian subsidiary of the Ruias-owned Essar Steel, on Wednesday reported CAD 52.9 million (Rs 288.52 crore) profit after tax for the second quarter on higher sales and...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 22 Oct 2014/--/Samvat year 2070 ended with a bang as Sensex on Wednesday soared 212 points to finish at one-month high and Nifty jumped 68 points to close just shy of 8,000 mark on optimism festive sales will boost earnings and hopes that Modi government will unleash more economic reforms....

Reflex Action

21 Oct 2014/--/Salman M has made it to the headlines recently as the 25-year-old student from Kerala facing life imprisonment following his refusal to stand up during the national anthem in a theatre. His arrest and subsequent denial of bail garnered a lot of controversy as he was charged with sedit...

Political Delicacies

19 Oct 2014/--/The chit fund scam is not the only thing that is worrying Mamata Banerjee. Equally worrying is the disenchantment gradually replacing the support she enjoyed when she took over in May 2...
12 Oct 2014/--/The BJP is all set to divide Maharashtra and create  separate state of Vidarbha, a long standing demand of the people of that region. In the aftermath of its divorce from the Shiv Sena,...

North Bengal News

BAGDOGRA, 22 Oct 2014/--/A day after Dhanteras, people of the tea gardens near Bagdogra and the other travellers thought they were in for a bonanza as they found hundreds of tiny silver coloured balls which they took...
Malda, 22 Oct 2014/--/More than 50 people have been admitted to the Malda Medical  College and Hospital in the past two days and more are rushing in after falling sick due to an unknown fever. The fever has spreading...
Malda, 22 Oct 2014/--/The Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal border in the districts of  Malda, Cooch Behar, and Siliguri have become increasing worry for the border forces, with frequent reports of criminal activities...

Video News

Echo World

Beijing, 22 Oct 2014/--/Prominent film production firms of India and China today announced their first joint venture to make a new co-production called "Kungfu Yoga" which could feature top Hollywood stars like Jackie...
Melbourne, 22 Oct 2014/--/Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has greeted over 4,50,000 Indians living in the country on Diwali and praised their role during World War I. "Happy Diwali. It is a time to enjoy good food...

Editorial

21 Oct 2014/--/The Bharatiya Janata Party, which accused the Congress-led UPA Government of deliberately suppressing the names of those Indians who have stashed enormous amounts of black money in foreign banks and made this one of the campaign issues during the Lok Sabha polls has, on coming to power, made an about turn and parroted the same lame excuses as the then Finance Minister Pranab Mukherj...